Year 5



Mr R Littler, Miss M Lake & Miss L Tyler

Teaching Assistants

Mr J Barber and Mrs D Snowden


Classes: 5RL, 5ML and 5LT


In Year 5 we are learning about at a range of very exciting topics such as:

  •           Rocks and Caves/Escape From Pompeii
  • Earth and Space
  • Saxons/Vikings
  • Life Cycles
  • Forces
  • Properties of Materials/Mining


We also have lots of exciting and fun trips planned throughout Year 5!


We pride ourselves on our uniform. Children should all come to school wearing the school blazer, tie, black shoes, black trousers/skirt and a white shirt. P.E. kit should be brought into school on Monday and taken home on Friday. Children should have a P.E. top, shorts and trainers or plimsolls. Pupils should be prepared for P.E. in all weathers, and when it’s cold then the children can wear a dark coloured jumper/sweatshirt and dark tracksuit bottoms. PE will be delivered on a Tuesday. Also in the Autumn Term, we will be swimming at the Dukeries Academy on a Thursday afternoon. Full swimming kit will be required for this.

Home School Diaries

At the beginning of the school year, each child will receive a home school diary. This is to provide parents and teachers a form of communication, a place to record how often a child has read (at home and in school) and a brief description of how they have done. Each child will take home a Lexiled book that they have chosen and the teachers will check the children’s diary once per week. Please write a note when your child has read and comment on their understanding of the text. We really appreciate as much reading as you are able to do with your child.


Spellings will be given out each week on a Monday and children will be tested on these the following Monday. You will find your child’s spellings in their Spelling Journal that they will stick in each week. We ask that children practise their times tables a minimum of 3 times a week and that children are listened to read, each day, for a minimum of 10 minutes. Maths, Reading and SPaG homework will be set as appropriate.

Class Dojo

We use Class Dojo as a communication app. Please see your child’s class teacher for your child’s details for you to access this.


You can receive regular updates on what your child is doing during the year by following the Year 5 Instagram page, year5parkgate. This page shows photographs each week to show what we are up to and what we are learning.


Useful Websites 

For more information about the Key Stage 2 curriculum, please contact Mrs P. Brooker (Key Stage 2 Leader and Vice Principal).


Session Times

Morning Session 8:40am - 12:30pm
Afternoon Session 1:15pm - 3:10pm